Kerala Budget 2010: Rice at Rs 2/kg for the poor

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Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 5: Presenting the state budget for year 2010-11 in the assembly, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac announced that starting from Jun 2010, rice will be made available at Rs 2/kg for the poor.

Apart from earmarking Rs 5000 cr for this, the finance minister presented various sops for green projects and welfare funds.

In his fourth budget presentation of the V S Achuthanandhan government, Mr Issac concentrated on public sector development, for which Rs 120 crore has been allotted.

The highlights of Kerala budget 2010-11 are listed below:

  • Rs 1.5 cr for Landbank
  • Set up 4 more police stations
  • Rs 9 cr for rescue force
  • Rs 2.5 cr for computerisation of Registration dept
  • Rs 139 cr for tsunami rehabilitation
  • Rs 20 cr for new Munnaar
  • Rs 1058 cr for drinking water project
  • Financial aid of Rs 5 cr for Kudumbasree in 2010-11
  • Rs 11 cr for polytechnic development
  • Aid to more families under the EMS scheme
  • Rs 15 cr for new housing scheme
  • Rs 1 cr for Neeleswaram EMS stadium
  • Rs 67 cr for National Games
  • Rs 121 cr for Shipping sector
  • Rs 1000 cr for Green Fund
  • Bala Sahitya Institute Rs 50 lakh
  • Improve canals and waterways
  • Start KSFI chit projects abroad
  • Eight public sector units at Rs 120 cr
  • Rs 425 cr for the electricity sector
  • Rs 4 cr for buying new boats
  • A project at Info Park to provide employment to 1 lakh people
  • Rs 1000 cr for Kannur airport
  • Rs 29 cr for IT Mission
  • Rs 25 cr for the Grand Kerala Shopping Festival
  • Rs 52 crore for water development
  • Implement Smart city project
  • Rs 412 cr fpr development of IT sector
  • Rs 10 cr for beetel nut farmers
  • Rs 30 cr for coconut development
  • Rs 82 crore for coir development
  • Kissan Credit card within a year
  • Rs 15 crore for Thrissur Agri park
  • Rs 52 crore for cashew development
  • Rs 10 cr for the new Mullaperiyar Dam
  • Rs 16 cr for Alapuzha Ernakulam special package
  • Increase in pension to Rs 300
  • New company to be set up for Highspeed corridor
  • 10 cr trees will be planted within 2 years
  • Rs 50 cr to coir, handicrafts development
  • Rs 40 cr aid to Kudumbasree
  • Special company with 20 pc state share for Kannur airport project
  • Rs 1600 cr for KSTP
  • Agri calendar for Kuttanad
  • Rs 125 cr more for Vizhinjam project

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